The United States President Donald Trump has met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss important matters. This meeting is shadowed by the world drama that the U.S. president has created in the past few weeks.
First of all, Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow and the UN Ambassador Nikki Haley quarreled over the reveal of the sanctions which were imposed on Russia. Kudlow said that Haley “got ahead of the curve” and that “there might have been some momentary confusion about that.” Haley answered: “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” and Kudlow apologized. After that Larry Kudlow told the NY Times: “I was wrong to say that — totally wrong. As it turns out, she was following what she thought was policy. The policy was changed, and she wasn’t told about it, so she was in a box.”
The UN ambassador definitely smelled something fishy and Trump was agitated when he saw Haley talking about sanctions imposed on Russia, according to the Times. They reported: “President Trump was watching television on Sunday when he saw Nikki R. Haley, his ambassador to the United Nations, announced that he would impose fresh sanctions on Russia. The president grew angry, according to an official informed about the moment. As far as he was concerned, he had decided no such thing.”
The drama continued with one of Trump’s tweets. He confirmed that Mike Pompeo, possible future secretary of state met with Kim Jong-Un, North Korean leader. Trump tweeted: “Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly, and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!”
The problem with this was not the meeting itself. Mike Pompeo may not get enough Senate votes to become the new Secretary of State. Perhaps with this tweet, Trump wanted to show the Senate that he wanted Pompeo at one of the most important positions in the country? And we are not sure what Shinzo Abe would think of such dialogue.